Tag: CAP

Pushing the limits in email marketing?

I was on holiday when I saw the chalked sign: Free Beer. I was intrigued, but from the start the one thing I did not expect was any free beer. As I approached the shop displaying the sign I could see smaller words chalked above each of the larger ones.  What was on offer was … READ MORE »

The law on using testimonials in email marketing

In a recent article we described just how effective testimonials can be. All is not sweetness and light as there are legal restrictions as to what you can and cannot do. They are easy enough to comply with, as long as you know what they are. Here is a non-exclusive list: 1/ Make sure they … READ MORE »

Taking risks

We have mentioned the ASA's Copy Advice Team a number of times, our suggestion being that it is sensible to follow their advice. It would appear that Protein World is either not a follower of this blog or chose to ignore it.  Everyone remotely involved in advertising must have heard of the poster campaign they … READ MORE »

Pushing boundaries: covering your nuts in honey

It is what we all should be aiming for: memorable and exciting marketing emails. If yours look like everyone else’s then there is nothing to distinguish them from the crowd. We want an edge, a little advantage over the competition. 1% would be great. One tried and tested technique is to place a new, or … READ MORE »

Taking a risk in email marketing

We recently mentioned the advice given by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on what can and cannot be claimed in non-broadcast advertisements, including the best email marketing. Our suggestion was that you should still push the boundaries. However, throwing caution to the wind has never been the sensible option. Whilst we all enjoy the … READ MORE »

2014 CAP FAQs

First a short explanatory paragraph:   There is a Copy Advice Team (CA Team) working under the Committee of Advertising Practice which writes and maintains the UK Advertising Codes as for the Advertising Standards Authority. The CA Team have produced a list of frequently asked questions for those concerned about the content of their non-broadcast adverts, … READ MORE »

Good advice from CAP?

The Copy Advice Team of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has recently published a Frequently Asked Questions article on non-broadcast adverts, including email marketing. It focuses mainly, rather predictably, on the legal aspects of copy. See: New CAP FAQs  I have a lot of time for the CAP. Their advice is normally quite clear … READ MORE »


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